GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB
This position operates sonographic equipment to perform diagnostic examinations and communicates results to interpreting physician. This position manages the daily operations of the sonographic area, patient scheduling, equipment maintenance, reporting of equipment failures, and quality assessments (QA).
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: No
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all-inclusive. Perform clinical assessment and requested sonographic examinations as ordered by physician including but not limited to upper extremity vein mapping for dialysis access Perform preliminary reports and communicate findings to the appropriate physician according to established procedures Monitor and ensure the safety, mental, and physical comfort of patient during diagnostic examinations Perform related clerical duties as required Maintain ultrasound equipment, appropriate work area, and adequate supplies proactively Provide in-service education on requirements of sonograhic procedures as requested by other members of the healthcare team
- Participate in community education activities regarding access center
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned including but not limited to:
- Work overtime with little or no notice as needed
- Work in other Lifeline centers as needed
- Attend team meetings, phone conferences, and training as needed
- Know, understand, and follow teammate guidelines, employment policies, and department or company procedures
- Consistent, regular, punctual attendance as scheduled is an essential responsibility of this position
Education, licenses, certifications, and experience required to fulfill the essential duties, include computer skills as required.
- High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s degree preferred
- Degree or certification from Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or Cardiovascular Technology Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) required
- Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in diagnostic medical sonography or vascular technology preferred
- American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certification required
- Credentialing as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) preferred
- Credentialing as a Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) preferred
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Word and Outlook required; basic proficiency in electronic medical records (RIS/PACS) systems required
ESSENTIAL BEHAVIORS, SKILLS, AND ATTITUDES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS POSITION
- Commitment to DaVita’s values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun with ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively to patients, teammates, management, physicians, and/or vendors (Village Service Partners) in everyday performance and interactions
- Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills including ability to listen attentively and to communicate information clearly and effectively
- Demonstrated interpersonal, collaborative, and relationship-building skills; ability to interact positively with teammates at all levels across the company
- Approachable and open
- Demonstrated strengths in organizational, attention-to-detail, follow-through, analytical, reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team, facilitate effective team interactions, and to foster a positive work environment; willingness to assist teammates in order to achieve departmental goals
Fluent in the written and verbal skills necessary to perform successfully the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of the position.
Vision adequate to perform essential duties and responsibilities of position.
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The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals employed in this
position. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required in this
position. This job description does not constitute an employment contract.
Physical requirements can vary. These must be reviewed with management. However, in general, the position requires the following physical activities:
- Ability to lift a minimum of 5 pounds to a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted; able to stand for extended periods of time and to perform repetitive stooping, walking, stretching, reaching, with some sitting; full range of body motions required to lift patients, wear a lead apron, and lift supplies
- Ability to hear and interact in person and/or by phone with patients and physicians clearly and efficiently
- Ability to use computer and electronic medical records system as required for position
Lifeline Vascular Access works with premier physician practices to develop and manage outpatient centers that provide focused and coordinated vascular access procedures to patients receiving hemodialysis treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We currently manage more than 60 physician-owned vascular access centers where we provide physician practices with financial and outcomes reporting, staffing and training, facility operations, regulatory compliance, and insurance billing services. The Lifeline network of managed vascular access centers is accredited by the Joint Commission. Lifeline Vascular Access is a business unit of DaVita Inc., the nation's largest independent provider of dialysis services in the United States, dedicated to providing services to patients diagnosed with chronic kidney failure. DaVita Inc. is a member of the Fortune 500, servicing patients in 43 states and in more than 1,300 outpatient dialysis centers. DaVita also provides acute inpatient dialysis services to patients in more than 800 hospitals across the country. DaVita's clinical outcomes consistently rank above the national average serving more than one-third of the dialysis population.
We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, continuing education support, and tuition reimbursement. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.
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We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.
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